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The world is increasingly on the move, and people need to stay connected no matter where they go. That’s why Thuraya, one of the world’s premier mobile satellite operators, recently launched two Hughes-built broadband terminals—Thuraya Orion IP and Thuraya IP Voyager—to address the needs of the L-band maritime and land mobile markets.
Thuraya’s huge mobile satellite network provides high-quality L-band coverage spanning Northern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North and South Asia, and Australia with at least 30,000 merchant maritime vessels operating under its footprint.
Building on Thuraya’s flagship broadband land portable IP offerings, Thuraya Orion IP from Hughes is the company’s first dedicated maritime broadband terminal. With data rates up to 444 kbps, Thuraya Orion IP offers expanded options for owners and operators and leverages the company’s popular Maritime Broadband pricing packages for high-value connectivity in the shipping sector.
The company’s first dedicated vehicular broadband terminal, Thuraya IP Voyager enables users to collaborate reliably via video, data, and VoIP anywhere across Thuraya’s huge footprint, no matter the location. Designed to connect at IP broadband speeds of up to 444 kbps while on the move, this advanced land mobile terminal is the only one on the market capable of achieving streaming IP rates of up to 384 kbps and user-definable asymmetric streaming.
With a built-in WiFi access point and four Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) ports to connect multiple wired devices, Thuraya IP Voyager is ideal for government, oil and gas, media, and emergency response.
“Reliable connectivity and mobility are essential for users who need to communicate while on-the-move, whether on land or at sea,” said Randy Roberts, vice president of innovation at Thuraya. “Orion IP was the first important step in our 2014 maritime strategy that increases choice and provides greater value for maritime users, no matter how big or small their operations. Thuraya IP Voyager broadens our Land IP portfolio and gives end-users the power of choice when it comes to high-quality, reliable connections at competitive prices, no matter where they are.”
“As designer and developer of comprehensive network solutions and portable voice and data terminals for the world’s premier mobile satellite operators, Hughes has had a longstanding relationship with Thuraya,” said Graham Avis, vice president of the Hughes San Diego Mobile Satellite Terminal Group. “Offering simplicity of installation, integrated mobility management, an advanced Web user interface, and WiFi capability, Thuraya IP Voyager and Thuraya Orion IP are the latest in a long line of mobile broadband technology innovations Hughes has developed for Thuraya.”
As the demand for mobile communications continues to expand, Hughes and Thuraya are working together to provide high-quality, reliable connectivity so people can stay connected wherever they go—whether on land or at sea.
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